Events & Training

ALPSP DevelopScholarly publishing is evolving: have you got the right skills and knowledge to thrive?

We help members keep up-to-date on the skills and knowledge required to be successful in scholarly publishing. We do this through a series of seminars, webinars, training courses and the ALPSP Conference. We also offer unlimited member-only discounts to all our events and training.

Our monthly Events and Training Bulletin includes details of all forthcoming ALPSP events. View a copy here and email info@alpsp.org to sign up.

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Thursday 21 September 2017

Commissioning Content: Working effectively with authors and editors

This course considers ways in which to develop and manage a commercially successful academic journal and book programme. Taking delegates step-by-step through the commissioning process, it aims to provide practical advice, relevant tips and techniques to commission and solicit successful content and titles – from market scanning and community development through to proposal management and eventual publication. It also considers appropriate financial forecasting models. more >

Thursday 28 September 2017

Competition Law

Antitrust and competition laws govern the competitive process and promote fair and open competition. They are intended to ensure that the best products are available at the lowest prices to the greatest number of consumers, and to protect consumers and the process. These laws generally forbid agreements or joint actions between competitors regarding prices, bids, product or territory allocations, customers or suppliers; agreements or joint actions between suppliers and customers that restrain or tend to reduce competition; and conduct by a single entity that is intended to establish or maintain a dominant market position or monopoly. Violations of these laws can lead to severe monetary fines for companies and fines and even imprisonment for individuals. This webinar will focus on good practice and how to conduct your publishing business in a legally compliant way. more >

Wednesday 04 October 2017

Disruption, Innovation and Creativity: How to generate and implement new ideas in scholarly publishing

The rate of innovation in scholarly publishing is accelerating. Researchers need new services for a changing environment and technology now provides a multitude of options to help. But where do you start, what should you do to respond and how can you successfully implement innovative new ideas within your company? This course will allow delegates to reflect on a changing publishing landscape and understand wider drivers of change. Participants will discuss how to scope out and identify what the community really needs, choose new tools and approaches to generate new ideas, understand how to validate these ideas with the audience, and engage with stakeholders and colleagues to build support for new innovations. Case studies and interactive exercises will demonstrate new agile ways to test assumptions, adapt and revise concepts allowing you to identify the best way to implement change and deliver successful new products. more >

Thursday 26 October 2017

Metadata & Discoverability 101 for Books

Do you have a well rounded discovery strategy for books? Is your content visible via the right discovery channels? Good quality metadata, adherence to standards and keeping up with the latest trends and developments are key to ensuring publishers' strategies in this area remain current and competitive. This webinar provides a practical overview of the critical components of a successful metadata/discoverability strategy for books. more >

Thursday 02 November 2017

Online Journal Discovery and Delivery: Working with libraries and industry intermediaries to maximise readership

This course will provide an insight into the technologies behind online journal delivery, and help delegates understand the challenges faced by libraries in providing readers with access to their journals. The course will be business-centric – clearly positioning technologies in the context of the industry issues they aim to solve. Participants will learn how technologies influence the delivery of journals from publisher via library to the end-user. more >

Wednesday 08 November 2017

Publication Ethics: Fraud and Misconduct

A wide range of ethical issues can arise in academic publishing. These can be caused by misbehaving authors (e.g. committing plagiarism or fraud), by abuse of editorial positions and also by conflicts between publishers’ and societies’ commercial interests and principles of editorial freedom and integrity. This course will cover how to detect and deal effectively with possible misconduct and show the importance of having sound ethical policies. While the principles and theories covered are applicable across most publication types, some issues covered will be particularly relevant to journals publishing. more >

Wednesday 15 November 2017

An Introduction to Agile Project Management for Publishing

The focus of the course is to present the core philosophies behind successful Agile project management, brought to life by anecdotes, war stories, publishing case studies and robust discussion on the various techniques. The role of product owner will be briefly examined, with respect to stakeholder management and user story development. Delegates will work in small groups to practice the relevant concepts and learn how to avoid the common pitfalls. The course will allow team members embarking on a project to use a range of Agile techniques through practical exercises. more >

Wednesday 22 November 2017

Advanced Journal Development: Strategic development for journal managers

This course has been designed as a follow-on from Journal Development 1 which provides participants with a toolbox system for planning the development of their journals. This more advanced course looks at overarching strategies for journal development including acquisition and portfolio development. The course is built around case studies to allow participants to work on simulated scenarios in order to discuss and test ideas and strategies with their peers and the course facilitators. more >

Thursday 30 November 2017

How to make Content more Discoverable through SEO

If you’re in marketing or editorial and writing copy for your website, what can you do to help readers to find your products? You need to understand how to make search optimization work for you. This course focuses on the practical things you can do, explains how search engines work, and equips you with essential tools you can start to use immediately. more >

Thursday 30 November 2017

EU-US Privacy Shield: How to Comply with New Rules of Engagement

Join our publishing industry experts who will provide guidance on what US-based companies need to do to comply with the EU-US Privacy Shield. more >